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, "John" <jjscanlon13@h...> wrote:
> Have some questions on waist harnesses and pads? First should the
> pad size match the bar size? It seems that a 10" bar with a 10" pad
> needs some adjustments when donning the harness, like the pad is
> to long.
.....I have the DaKine PYRO and it is a combo of 9"/23cm bar with 10"/25.5cm pad, and it
seems fine - but then I've never had something to directly compare it to.. The harness is a
Medium and I'm a 34"/86cm - also seems fine, when you'd expect I'd need a large. The
sizes seem pretty pasta forgivable. (I have an XL PYRO for sale - complete with
hammerhead bar and pad: $75...as new condition.)
> Second, I have been noticing in photos that some riders wear their
> harness pretty high below the chest such as the photo of
> Ben Meyer in Kiteworld issue 09 while others wear around the waist?
> Is this just personal preference for different riders or is there
> something else going on here that I am missing?
......I suspect you are seeing the difference between the start of a session and the end of
one, or light air vs. heavy air. I really wrench the thing on my waist, and in heavy air the
hook ends up at nipple level. If I know it will be heavier air all day, then I use a seat
Most people here are switching to seat as they feel both their ribs and backs are suffering
from too much kiting in a waist harness.
The most important piece of gear I have is a helmet.